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providence, right in front of city hall. there has not been a soul in sight in the last four hours that i have been here. that's how abandoned it is. an emergency vehicle drove up to see if we were doing all right here. i spoke to the governor today. i was with the mayor, i was in the emergency command center tonight, chris. their real concern, they said we know we're going to have power outages. the issue is how many. if the snow doesn't get more dry, if it doesn't get colder, frankly, they're expecting many power outages. they say a prolonged storm is what they fear. not only afterwards do they have the plowing issue. they have the snow removal issue. one thing that makes this very different than 1978, the governor told me that technology today is so much better. i saw the gps they have on their plows now. the technology is so much better that they are able to prepare in advance, get those plows exactly where they need to be, get the cars off the roads in advance, that they're not going to have the same issues. you had 26 deaths here in 1978 during that blizzard. and here you go, anothe
. about a day away from hitting the east coast. we keep talking boston and this could hit new york city. >> providence, hartford, boston up to new hampshire and maine. all of the big cities across the northeast under the gun here. if you are along i-95, it's going to be a line where north of you somewhere it's going to be 20 to 25 inches. south of you it will be two. that's a big range. they will sneak into part of the forecast and not get to the northern part. new york city right now, this computer we are talking about is 15.3 inches of snow. providence is 28.3. the mayor of boston, we showed the picture said please, everybody off the road by noon. city schools are closed. we don't want you stuck on the freeway in a blizzard. this is going happen. people are going to get out with three inches of snow on the ground. they think they will be okay, but they are not. they are going to get stuck in this. three inches now, but two hours later, the be inig inches and not going to be able to get out of the car. this happens all the time. get off the road and stay home. >> here's a heads up. i h
city, missouri. >>> benghazi in the spotlight again. right now a senate panel is hearing testimony on the pentagon's response to the attack on u.s. facilities there. the senators also asking questions about an internal review following that attack. defense secretary leon panetta responded to criticism regarding the response time. >> we were not dealing with a prolonged or continuous assault, which could have been brought to an end by a u.s. military response. very simply, although we had forces deployed to the region, time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, events that moved quickly on the ground prevented a more immediate response. >> after lunch today, president obama's pick for cia director is going to have to answer for the death by drone overseas. john brennan will go before the senate intelligence committee after four years as the president's counter terrorism aide during which he championed the use of drones or unmanned aircraft to take out perceived threats to the homeland. even perceived threats who may be u.s. citizens. a white house agreed only yesterday to give
." -- captions by vitac -- >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
breathe better. (blowing sound) ask your doctor about spiriva. >>> a developing story out of kansas city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. ♪make just one heart to heart you - you sing to♪ ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. try e-mail marketing from constantcontact. it's the fastest, easiest way to create great-looking custom e-mails that bring customers through your door. sign up for your free trial today at >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well ek cuted diamond heist that reads like an agath ta christy who done it. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane in brussels belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, an
-case scenario to worst-case scenario. what we have today, from new york city, and all to have the boroughs, from new york city and also from bergren county into parts of new jersey, all the way up to portland, all under blizzard warnings right now. there are 23 million people that live in that blizzard warning right now. 23 million affected by this blizzard. and so here's the best-case scenario for the at least amount of snow. a computer model that doesn't believe the merger is going to happen. so 9.7 in albany, 7.5 in new york city, 13 in portland, only 12 in boston. you can only hope that that would happen. this is the miss. this is if it's the best possible scenario. this, now, is the other side of the coin. the storm that does combine, the moisture does get in there, and you get the cold and the warm to mix, 34 in boston, 26 in providence, 14.3 in new york. which one do you believe? well, it's still going to probably come down a little bit farther and farther, as these models get closer and closer to when the snow starts, compared to when the snow ends. we talked about that yesterday, how it
it with a cell phone. >> smells like chlorine. >> reporter: chlorine, what the city is using to flush the hotel's entire water system, after the gruesome discovery of a woman's body inside one of the rooftop tanks that may have been there for as long as 2 1/2 weeks. four tanks connect to the hotel's drinking supply, and during those weeks, hundreds of residents and hotel guests have been using it. >> it makes me sick to my stomach. that's why a lot of people have left and went to another hotel. just the thought of it, for so long. >> reporter: the woman inside the tank, 21-year-old alicia lamb. the tourist from vancouver, canada, arrived in los angeles on january 26th. surveillance video shows her acting oddly inside the hotel elevator, as if she's hiding from someone. but katie orphan he has lamb didn't seem odd at all when they met. >> she was very joinioutgoing, lively, for vendly. >> reporter: orphan is the owner of a bookstore around the corner called the last bookstore, one of the last places lamb was seen by anyone, as she bought presents for her parents and sister. >> talking about what
of these people behind me have been saying that this is a traf city of justice. he admitted to shooting her and he should stay in jail. this is going to be a hot topic of conversation and debate in south africa. >> when you look at those pictures of him leaving, very grim faced men and women in that car, far different from the first pictures we had of him when he was being arrested where he was hiding his face. this is just the beginning, right, just the bail part of this. when does the trial start? >> reporter: it's the beginning of a long ordeal for oscar's family and reeva's family. the earliest, the soonest we are going to see a trial could be at least another two years until there's any sense of his fate. you talk about looking drawn. just talking to my cnn producer, diane mccarthy who was in court today. we were outside doing lives all day. she was describing he looks gaunt, withdrawn, isolated. many of the journalists and observers in court and i noticed yesterday when i was in court, he looks aged. his hair seems to be going grayer and he lost weight. we know he hasn't been eating a lot. t
estimates about 7,000 are holed up in neighborhoods, especially in the old city. the fighting continues there as fierce as ever, says one opposition activist we managed to reach on skype. there are hundreds of thousands living in tents and hundreds of thousands living under siege, he says, there are tanks and rockets fired on a daily basis, this is what the regime and supporters want. for many months, homs was the center of the uprising against the assad regime. but what remains is a city divided between those who want to forget the civil war and those still entrenched, fighting on, and this place, a signal to what may happen if the war is not brought to an end. >>> the pope shocks the world, announces he resigns. the first pontiff to step down in some 600 years. we have new details of why he is making this dramatic move and what is next for the catholic church. writing the next chapter for the rx and lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ manager 2 ] it's like w
victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, i
that they are discovering. victor blackwell in midland city, alabama, what have they been discovering inside the bunker and some details about the rescue operation too. >> well, soledad, the attorney general, eric holder, calls this operation exempt lea exemplary, and even leading up to this operation, the fbi hostage rescue team built a replica of the bunker and rehearsed. we're seeing pictures of the fbi of this really massive crime scene. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held 5-year-old ethan hostage for a week this is the pipe the fbi says dykes told agents to communicate, and we know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second inside the bunker. jimmy davis junior is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker to keep them out. but they were inside, watching. sources tell cnn the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. >> mr. dykes
to a pipe in his basement. kansas city police responsing to a chip from the missouri children's hotline found a 17-year-old boy locked up, appearing frail and hungry. the special needs teen told police he had been locked down there by his parents since september. according to a neighbor, the mother had been telling people that the boy had been out of town. after witnessing prior abuse, neighbors expected something was wrong. >> there were a couple times i came over here after school and he was sleeping on her front porch because they wouldn't let him in the house. it was sad. we cried a lot yesterday. >> three adults are in custody. the boy is in the care of the state now. >>> the boy scouts organization says it needs more time on whether to lift its ban on day troop and scout leaders. they were expected to vote on that proposal yesterday to allow local scout groups to make their own policies, but a decision was put off until the annual meeting in may. the scouts said it was due to the complexity of the issue. >> that will only ramp up the controversy surrounding the issue. >>> a baseba
before he retires. thousands gathered in vatican city to hear him speak. the pontiff assured the crowd that although he's retiring, he isn't going to abandon the church, but will dedicate his time to prayer and meditation. now to a scandal surrounding the catholic church, italian media are reporting on allegations of a network of gay priests at the vatican. blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes. meanwhile, an american cardinal says he intends to help select the new pope despite a petition that he not be allowed to do so. the l.a. archdiocese relieved cardinal roger mahoney of public duties after it was revealed he plotted to conceal child molestation priests. meanwhile, four priests have accused of a scottish cardinal of inappropriate behavior. they have reported cardinal keith o'brien to the vatican. the cardinal has denied the allegations. >>> hollywood's most celebrated actors are getting ready for the red carpet at the oscars, the 85th annual academy awards gets under way about five hours from now. this year could be one for the record books. we'll explain why in just a few
could be linked to dorner. dorner's police badge was also found in the city, but his shooting spree may have started days ago here in irvine. on sunday morning, monica quan, the daughter of a police official named in the manifesto, was shot and killed along with her fiance while sitting in their car. on wednesday, police officially named dorner as the suspect. quan, who was 27, was the daughter of retired los angeles police officer randal quan. in dorner's alleged online rantings, he blamed randal quan for mishandling the appeal for his termination. dorner lost his appeal in 2011. before monica quan was killed, dorner allegedly made this threat in his writings. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. police here know what they're up against. neighborhoods are on lockdown. intersections sealed off. officers on edge. so much so that two undercover lapd officers opened fire on a pick-up truck they thought was dorner's. turns out it was two women delivering newspapers. one was reportedly shot in the hand. the other in the back. but they'll be okay. mea
. if it's all snow, that's 20 to 30 inches of snow for you. new york city is not going to get all of that. there's going to be some rain that falls down. even though the potential is there for 30 inches, it isn't going to happen because for a while tomorrow afternoon, it's going to rain. here's basically the worst scenario of the two models. this one does believe they're going to collide and make one big storm. 14 for new york city, but 34 in boston, 34 in portland. and then all of a sudden, piers, you have winds of 60. we're never going to see 16 inches in albany. it will be a 6 foot drift over the ground as the wind blows the snow everywhere. >> and for those of us like me, chad, woo have an early morning flight out of here to england, what are the chances of any flights getting out tomorrow? >> what day would that fly be? >> tomorrow morning. >> there are still planes in. and that's the good news. planes are still getting into new york. they're going to want to get all those planes out. so that would be good for you because they don't want those planes sitting there with 30 inches of s
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight
blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes outside the vatican in the city of rome. the vatican has come out with an uncharacteristically strong statement saying that these "unverified, unverifiable, or false news reports" are damaging to people and institutions. and the vatican is suggesting that somehow this is a means to pressure the cardinals who will be going into the so-called conclave to elect the next pope will be influenced by the contents or the suggestions being made by these -- this dossier. victor? >> indeed a strongly worded response. ben wedeman live in rome for us. thank you. >>> now a cardinal who will vote for a new pope today is tied up in a messy legal deposition. cardinal roger mahony, one of the most powerful catholic leaders in the u.s., must answer questions about pedophile priests in the los angeles diocese during his watch. now, internal church documents seem to show that mahoney was aware of priests abusing children but went out of his way to shield them from prosecution. we'll have much more on this story when the deposition gets underway this afternoon. >>> the j
a golfing weekend with friends in palm city you florida. he is also playing with jim crane, a democratic supporter and owner of the posh resort where they are playing. to top it off, the president got a golf lesson from tiger's former coach. >>> agent for south africa's sprinter canceled all of oscar pistorius' future races. he issued statement saying -- pistorius remains in a south african jail, accused of killing his girlfriend on valentine's day h fellow olympic sprinter usain bolt says he is shocked to hear of the allegations against pistorius answered spoke to rachel nichols of turner sports. >> when i heard, i was like, what? who? as in the amputee, the guy who run the 400 meter? i was asking all kinds of questions because this can't be the same guy that i have seen that i know. and i still can't process it really. i'm trying to process what really happened, as far as i am concerned, i'm just listening out, listening to the news what's up, follow twitter and see what is going on. because for me, i'm still in slightly shock for what happened. >>> history being made in washington. th
the dialogue which was started by hadiya pendleton's death. her death has struck a nerve in this city like none other, at least for years. there's a real feel that people have had enough and there has to be something done. they hope the president coming here will continue that dialogue and there will be some resolve. >> ted, thank you very much. reporting from chicago tonight. >>> still to come, the head of the lapd makes a surprising move, responding to christopher dorner's claims of racism. meanwhile, dorner is still being hunted down. >>> plus, the attorney for a man involved in the penn state rape investigation called the case self-serving. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. relieves nasal congestion. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone hap" ♪it's so important to make meone happy.♪.♪it's so e ♪make just one heart to heart you
siberian village is usually a quiet place. 1,000 people living just south of the city of chelyabinsk, but on friday morning, they were shocked by what they saw. an intense light followed by a trail of smoke across the sky. kindergarten worker says the 20 children ran to the windows when they saw the light, but she felt something was wrong and moved them away. she said she was still facing the windows when the meteor's shock wave hit. as the windows blew in, flying glass cut her face and hands. she said she didn't notice because she was worried about the children. most were safe, but terrified. but one was bleeding heavily. 3-year-old sasha suffered deep cuts to her head and face. her mother ran to the kindergarten after she heard the blast. i was shaking, she says. i grabbed her and started to calm her down. a lot of kids were crying, too. cassina was also in the room that morning. she wasn't hurt physically by the blast, but her mother says she's traumatized. she's been too afraid to stand next to windows and she keeps asking if the glass is going to break again. katerina says she u
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
in new york this morning. >>> in kansas city, missouri, we're getting a new look at a gas explosion that killed one person. take a look. this video was taken across the street tuesday as the gas line exploded inside a popular restaurant. 15 people were hurt. there it is, you see it there. wow. subcontractor reported hitting a gas line about an hour before the explosion, and in eastern georgia, investigators are trying to figure out why a small plane crashed after landing, killing five people. the faa says the plane ran off the run yay last night outside of augusta, following a flight from nashville. two people on board did survive. >>> 30 million people across the country are waking up to scenes like this in kansas today. the storm affecting 800,000 square miles in 18 states. check out what happened at the world golf championships in arizona, in just a matter of hours the fairway getting covered in two inches of snow, and that means playing was suspended. >>> in san bernardino, california, cars crashing into one another. oh, wow. yes, they were. the storm causing a traffic nightmare
of this country. and, of course, wolf, on a day like this when there's intense fighting in the city of damascus, that feeling that seems to be moving closer, the conflict is getting worse, it's something weighing more heavily on the minds of the people in damascus. >> fred, you've been in damascus for a few days. give us a sense how close the fighting is getting, right into the heart of the capital. >> well, i'll tell you something, wolf, today was the most intense fighting that we've seen since we got here a couple of days ago and people who have been speaking here from damascus say this is the worst fighting that they've seen since the conflict began more than two years ago. when they woke up, artillery was coming down pretty much the entire time. the past couple of days there's been a shell fired every five, six, seven minutes. today there was a barrage. i made it to a suburb south of damascus. when we made it there, we sort of filmed what was going on. you could just see plumes of smoke over that town. you could clearly see that a lot of very heavy ordinance had been dropped on that place a
's the clincher. as new york city burns. it's a bizarre video, to say the least. we know -- we think we know why they did it. because they feel a little left out. in the past few months north korea has seen countries and companies around the world take bold steps into the cosmos. north korea just got a rocket up, just one rocket up. maybe they're a little embarrassed about that, but that's not as embarrassing as north korea using a michael jackson song when they're trying to set fire to america. come on, there's currently a south korean guy setting fire to the charts if you really want to win over america and the south koreans, next time go with "gangnam style." >>> good evening. tonight a stunning statement about governor chris christie, a man who could one day be president or run for president. quote, i'm worried about this man dying in office. who says so? a former white house physician, no less, who says his luck may be rung out. chris christie himself. he's got the lowdown. sanjay gupta will join us for that. and gary tuchman investigating why people build bunkers. what drives them to prepa
, to the man that was carjacked? maybe does it go back into the city? there was hundreds of hours of overtime used by the los angeles police department. it's going to be a very expensive bill once that comes out. >> it wasn't from taxpayers. it was from donors. >> it was from donors and private groups. the caveat to this all, no arrests, no conviction. perhaps no money. there's one person that has says he believes he deserves the reward money and is willing to split it with a couple that was tied up where dorner was staying. we don't know now. there's no confirmation about where the money will go. >> i know two of the cops have young children. maybe it will go to the families. we shall see. nick valencia, thank you. appreciate it. >>> overseas now where the olympic hero known as "blade runner" is spending the weekend in jail until his bond hearing on tuesday. oscar pistorius is charged with killing his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, on valentine's day. despite her death, a reality tv show starring steher will air. >> i'm talking about mansions and models. seven celebrities and seven lucky
here. seven out of ten of the most wealthy counties in america now are in the d.c. area. new york city is new york city. at a time when we're in the greatest near economic depression, since the depression. and i think that the experience that most of the journalists have today in this area is very different than the experience that most americans have. >> i would be willing to concede that and you're certainly right that romney to many in the press corps what was an outsider. but during the two years he ran for president, he didn't really make much of a serious effort to develop those relationships and didn't do a lot of interviews starting with print reporters and your campaign, i don't blame you for this, but your campaign's press shop was notorious among journalists for being difficult to get reached, to get to comment on things. looking back, was that a mistake? it's hard to circumvent this giant machine called the main stream media. >> i think we did a lot more interviews than the president did. we were a lot -- >> at the local level. >> we were, oh, we did a lot of national press
of kansas, forced the closing of kansas city's airport. elsewhere, inches of ice, rivers of rain, and it ain't over yet. it's a monster. meteorologist tom sater joins us from the weather center. why is this night different from all other nights? >> that's a very good question. >> i think because at one point, 20% of the country was under a watch or warning. if you look at the pictures, what is staggering here is, in the midwest, where the snow is moving to chicago, indianapolis, a mix in chicago. some of the totals, sure, 9, 10, 12, 15 inches. to give you an idea, wichita, kansas, records go back to the 1880s. the worst snow, you just missed the all-time record. now that we're watching ice accumulation in northern arkansas and into missouri, it is knocking out power. knocking out generators and needing oil lamps tonight. the triple threat. the other part is severe weather. look where the tornado watch is in effect. south of jackson. this includes hattiesburg, mississippi, and into the evening period. remember, it was going to be two weeks this coming sunday. an ef-4. it will lose severity ov
no reports today. but the city of mobile is not waiting for anything like that to happen. they are going to have medical personnel here at the docks waiting and ready to perform any sort of curse ree examinations to provide anyone any kind of assistance that they need when they get off. there's been no reports of anyone needing that, however, as they arrive here. but that was just a precaution. we may be hearing some different stories once the ship arrives and we start talking to these passengers. but right now the city is just doing that as a precaution. >> we'll have live coverage here in "the situation room" tomorrow exactly at this time as that ship is scheduled to reach mobile. david, you'll join us as well. thanks very much. >>> so can a drink of water make or break a political career. >>> a u.s. senator possible presidential candidate, going to find out whether he likes it or not. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 is your old 401k just hanging around? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 consider if rolling it over to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 might let you get more out of it. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lik
city sunday, and they had told us that jimmy had been in there a couple of days earlier and had lost some money in one of the machines, and they said he went just absolutely berserk. >> you said that ethan's mother has been finding this incredibly difficult, as any parent would. what have you been able to do in the last week to try and bring her any kind of comfort? >> we have prayed a lot together, we have talked, we have cried together, we've hugged. she's -- she's pretty strong herself. ethan's done an awesome job, but i have to -- my hat goes off to her, too. >> well, it's an amazing, miraculous story. i'm so glad it's ended happily for ethan and his mother and for you and for everyone in the community. you must all be absolutely ecstatic. i thank you for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >>> today would have been trayvon martin's 18th birthday. he was the unarmed teenager shot last year in a confrontation with george zimmerman. his attorney's request to delay the murder trial. joining me is george zimmerman's brother robert zimmerman. welcome back. >> thanks for having me again,
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is standing by, but i will never forget flying out to salt lake city to meet elizabeth the day after she was recovered alive. every now and then we get a happy ending. so i was just thrilled to hear that that little boy's alive. >> and ed, for you, for a family to go through a trauma like ethan's family, the days of not knowing, that fear, i can't imagine. as a parent, how do you get through that? >> i think the not knowing is the worst part of it. and john went through that, and so many parents do. and you know, it is really just by the prayers and the blessings of others that you make it through there. it's just wanting to know where your child is, how they're surviving and you want them home more than anything, but we are just so thrilled for ethan and his family. and the law enforcement have done an outstanding job. it's so great to hear it works and they're working together. everyone got on the same page and made it happen. and this hero, charles poland, it's just outstanding. you want to hear about more people that are doing the right thing, but for ethan, we are so happy for him t
. tell me about them. >> yeah, i guess the first thing that kind of went up was the tent city or the town there and people just being kind of crafty with their bed sheets to get a break from the sun. because when we first went down, the sun and the heat was pretty bad, and so they made makeshift shelters and we were on the first level and it's just really hot. and smells pretty bad down there. so we slept outside up top for a couple nights. >> and do you feel, trey, are you worried about getting sick or have you felt sick? i know that when you talk about having to sleep outside and we hear about all of the sewage and the other problems, are you worried about that? >> that's fear has gone through my mind, but really not concerned about it at this point yet. i think we're probably at that point now where it's cold and people want to be inside and everything, so if we were to be here another day or so, i think it would really get to that point. >> and trey, i want to ask you a question, you know, we've reported on what carnival says they're going to do for you, you'll get a refund for your c
arriving at city hospital") which is why we're proud to help connect our students with leading employers across the nation. (subway announcer: "next stop financial center") let's get to work. >> is not a violent person. he is a peace maker. he has always been a peace maker, and that's his nature. he looks tough, and he looked like the superstar and held himself in public domain, but he is actually a very, very kind, soft person. >> defending the blade runner accused of murder. that the uncle of oscar pistorius. prosecutors call it murder. the defense maintains pistorius thought he was shooting at an intruder. tom foreman goes inside the home for an exclusive look at both theories. >> you have to consider the layout of this apartment to understand the competing views of what happened here. this is oscar pistorius's view. he says he and his girlfriend were in bed when he got up in the middle of the morning, the early hours of darkness there, and went out to the balance donny to close a window and bring in a fan. unbeknownst to him, she got up and went into the rest room. when he came back
, there are bad parts in every country and every city. a good form of self-defense, whether it's a false sense of security or not. a lot of people in south africa carry guns for self-defense. with regard to the issue, that was a major mistake what happened from oscar's part, it wasn't intentional. it could have been a very bad event and something that could have been very tragic. we are very fortunate and after that event, oscar was very apologetic. that's how dangerous guns can be. by no means did i think he was negligent with the gun. it was a pure accident, what happened. >> in terms of where we are now, try and -- if you can, tell me about the area of pretoria in south africa, where oscar lives. how dangerous is it there? did oscar have good reason -- and you told us he was paranoid. did oscar have good reason to fear someone would break in and cause his harm? >> definitely. i can't talk about around the world, but in south africa, the most secure state and most protected places are the places getting hit all the time, the upmarketplaces are where people are looking to break in, burglars a
amounts. russell, kansas, 22 inches of snowfall. kansas city, shattered their daily snowfall record. they saw nine inches plus of snowfall. look at what happened in wichita, kansas. this was sent from a reporter. she was in her office building and they thought it was an earthquake. she went down and photographed these large pieces of ice and snow falling off her building. what can we expect for the weekend? we're watching an area of low pressure that's going to move from the midatlantic to the new england coast. we have been checking on the forecast in boston and the models are not agreeing. could be rain, could be snow, could be a mix. but generally speaking, one of our models from europe says maybe 4 to 8 inches of snow. but interior sections of new england, you might see 8 to 12 inches. it's going to be a messy weekend across nebrasw england. and across the southeast, some of the rainfall totals are going to be staggering the next couple days. 4 to 6 inches in the deep south. >> let's get caught up on the other stories we're following. >>> the obama administration urged to strike
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